Music downloads don't have to cost you money, your free library card will do the trick.
Your library card gives you access to Freegal, the Sony Music back catalogue. You can download MP3s of any songs produced by the Sony Music Corporation and its subsidiaries (3 per week) and you can keep them! And its not just songs either, Freegal has MP3s of famous speeches.
So why not?
- Celebrate the anniversary of Elvis's birthday on Tuesday 8th January, by downloading some of your favourite Elvis songs - one of mine would have to be Suspicious Minds
- Discover exactly what Martin Luther King did say in his "I have a dream" speech or discover how Winston Churchill inspired the Commonwealth in the war
- Download some great kids music from The Wiggles, iCarly, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Nickelodeon, Spongebob, Blue Clues, Dora, Rug Rats and more
- Get your own copy of the top downloads of 2012 - the top 10 were:
- Skyfall by Adele
- Gangnam Style by Psy
- Try by Pink
- Catch my breath by Kelly Clarkson
- Some nights by Fun
- Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys
- Hall of fame by The Scripts
- All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
- Don't stop the party by Pitbull featuring TJR
- 50 ways to say goodbye by Train
And this is just a tiny sample of what's available. With music free to download in nearly 100 genres, there is something for everyone.
To access Freegal, mouse over Online Resources at the top of the library website (at http://www.cclc.vic.gov.au) and click on Freegal Music. Login with your current library card and PIN and then feel free to explore, preview songs and download (up to 3 songs per week).